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BACKGROUND

  • Draft Class: 2013
  • Country: Russia
  • Birthdate:Oct. 26, 1993 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

DRAFTED:

Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (19th overall pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

2012-13 SEASON:

In 14 games, averaged 18.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 33.3 minutes per game for BC Triumph in Russia’s top league, the PBL...also posted 16.1 points in the ULEB’s Eurocup competition, a step below the Euroleague, and 15.4 points in the United VTB League...won gold medal during the 2013 World University Games in Kazan where he averaged 19.0 points on .567 shooting, including .455 (20-44) from the three-point line, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.9 minutes per game for Russia...scored 31 points on 13-17 (.765) shooting from the field in 19 minutes against Oman on July 7...recorded a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists and four steals in 33 minutes against Canada on July 15.

PERSONAL:

Won gold medal during the 2013 World University Games in Kazan...also won bronze medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London for the Russian National Team...is the son of former Russian international player and current Triumph Lyubertsy head coach, Vasily Karasev...also used to play under his father during his time with Triumph Lyubertsy and for Team Russia at EuroBasket 2013.